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Permanently Closed - Fountain Bistro

377 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary European
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Detroit's Fountain Bistro provides European-inspired dishes created by Executive Chef Javon Robinson and Chef de Cuisine Jerry Nottage. Stop in for brunch, lunch or happy hour, or experience the coursed meal offerings and prix fixe tasting menu for a long, leisurely dinner.

Fountain Bistro guests will love the coconut shrimp, crepe du jour, charcuterie and cheese plate and many other appetizers. Entrée options like the pappardelle, roast airline chicken and duck confit are sure to satisfy those looking for worldly tastes. Make sure to try the Fountain Bistro burger or filet mignon au poivre for a hearty finish that pairs well with a cocktail or fine wine.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary European, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Lunch: Tuesday-Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Tuesday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

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Phone number
(313) 237-7778
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jovan Robinson
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The Fountain Bistro offers a fantastic banquet menu to choose from in a variety of price ranges. Looking for something special...the Bistro will be happy to create a menu specific for you.
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Cross street
Michigan Ave
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Parking details
Parking is offered at the Compuware structure located on the corner of Monroe St. and Farmer St. Please note that we no longer validate parking for the Compuware structure

Plenty of metered street parking is available as well.
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Public transit
WIthin one block of the Cadillac Center People Mover station. Also, will be within one block of an M1 Rail stop when that service begins in 2016.
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Frequent live music on the weekend. Listen to some of the best blues, jazz, and Motown in the City starting around 9pm most weekends (depending on the Campus Martius Park entertainment schedule).

Acoustic entertainment offered each Sunday during brunch.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAeagleguy (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

It was good. Although it was the last weekend before the business closed.

LindaN (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

My husband and I went for Valentine's Day with the special 4 course menu. It was absolutely delicious!! I am not a seafood lover and was so happy they had other wonderful choices that I could enjoy. We did the optional wine pairing with each course and that was delightful!

Would love to go back again sometime!! Would definitely recommend the Fountain Bistro to anyone! :-)

Andrew (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2016

We ate here on a Saturday night with 4 at the table. We all enjoy our food a lot. My only complaint that when the waiter explained the special of the night he should have told us the price of that meal. When the check came it turned out that my "special " was the most expensive item on the menu. 36.00

OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2016

Can't think of a more welcoming spot downtown! Came in on a quiet Monday and we were quickly greeted and told we could sit wherever we were comfortable. Our server, Tracy, remembered us from a previous visit months ago. She is a delight! We have stopped in for full dinners and just appetizers and cocktails and have always been treated so warmly. We highly recommend the salmon entree and have never been disappointed by any of entree specials.

CaitlinM (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2016

A cozy dinner at Fountain Bistro will make you fall in love with Detroit. Great food, great wine and there's not a bad seat in the whole place.

vipBasWill (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on January 4, 2016

I think this is a great place for business lunches. Not a lot of noise to compete with.

vipwaveplayer (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

Have dined at Fountain Bistro on several occasions, including a chef's table, and was never disappointed. Chef Jerry is always coming up with fresh, innovative, and tasty food options for every taste. Matt and staff are always gracious, professional, and willing to assist. Love sitting outside in the summer on the patio with our dog KC. Just can't say enough about this great restaurant.

Michael702 (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

We stopped in to ring year with flavor and it happened. Each course was artfully done. Like something that was not just whipped up but crafted.

OldBBPlayer (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

Early dinner with family on New Year's Eve. Might have been the first table of the night so it was a little slow to start, but the special 4 course meal was great. Entrée ( short ribs) and dessert were the best of the 4 courses. Kind of strange with the multitudes of people outside the windows milling around the ice rink and park. Would like to return on a "normal" night to try the main menu.

OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

The beautiful Christmas tree on Campus Martius was the view from our seats. The staff was great and the food incredible.

We also went for brunch on New Years. Brunch was also great. This is a must visit place.